If you closed your eyes in the Summit PAC, you might think you were in another country. Students from Reynoldsburg City Schools along with several other Districts in Ohio celebrated The Year of the Dog with a Chinese New Year Celebration. Stations were set up in and around the PAC including kung-fu, opera mask design, chopstick lessons and caligraphy.
After lunch provided by the Double Dragon in Reynoldsburg, students heard a traditional Chinese song from Summit Elementary School students, listened to traditional music, saw a fashion show and more. All of these events led up to the festive and lively Lion Dance, where performers dance in costume and the audience can "feed" the lion for good luck and fortune.
The Dog, the 11th position in the Chinese Zodiac has qualities like sincerity, reliabiliy, responsibility and is known to be a serious worker. Famous Dogs include Winston Churchill, Mother Theresa, Madonna and Justin Bieber.